T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network


Dicranoloma (Genus:)

Kingdom:   Plantae
Division:    Bryophyta
Class:        Bryopsida
Subclass:   Dicranidae
Order:       Dicranales
Family:      Dicranaceae
Genus:      Dicranoloma

The moss of the genus: Dicranoloma is reconizedby their glossy narrow falcate tapering leaves forming grass like mats on the floors and trunks of beech/podocarp forest of New Zealand.
There are 10 species recognized in New Zealand and some have to be identified with a microscope as some species are so vaiable...

Photo is of Dicranoloma menziesii